Bob Girard

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'Vehicle of interest' sought in slayings of 4 Muslim men in New Mexico

Authorities said Sunday that they are seeking information on a "vehicle of interest" in connection with the slayings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since November. Albuquerque Police Deputy Chief Cecily Barker said law enforcement is looking for a metallic charcoal or "dark gray" late-model Volkswagen Jetta from...

Bitcoin Miner In Texas Makes More Money From The Shutdown

A heatwave in Texas forces bitcoin miners to shut down their rigs - Riot Blockchain has made more money from electricity credits than it has from mining. Bitcoin mining company Riot Blockchain made more money shutting down its prospecting rigs in July 2022 than it made from new bitcoin over the same period. The reason for this is that Riot had bought electricity in advance, which the company did not need in July - and was thus able to sell it back to the network operators at a premium.

Israelis and Palestinians Agree to Gaza Cease-Fire After 3 Violent Days

A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian forces came into effect late Sunday, signaling a temporary halt to three days of unrest that left at least 44 people dead, with hundreds more wounded. The truce ends the fiercest fighting seen in Gaza since the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas last May. The Associated Press reported that rocket fire and airstrikes from the Israeli side continued right up until the 11:30 p.m. start of the cease-fire. Israel has warned that it “maintains the right to respond strongly” should the compact, negotiated by Egyptian officials, be violated. Among the 44 known dead are 15 children, according to the Palestinian health ministry, which said 311 people had been injured. Israel has said it began its operation on Friday in response to threats from Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Gaza’s second-largest militia behind Hamas. “Suddenly, without warning, the house next to us was bombed,” a neighbor to one of Israel’s targets told the AP, “and everything became black and dusty with smoke in the blink of an eye.”

Buy Now, Pay Later Provider Cited in California for "Illegal Loans"

Regulator reaches settlement with Four, customers will receive refunds. The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) has issued a citation against Buy Now, Pay Later provider Four for offering illegal loans in the state. The regulatory agency has reached a settlement with Four and customers who received short-term credit from Four prior to the company being licensed will receive refunds.
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Stuff the Bus 2022 fundraiser held in Louisa Co.

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Louisa County Public Schools is making it a little easier for parents doing their back-to-school shopping. The Stuff the Bus event took place on August 5-6 to collect school supplies and fundraise. Many volunteers came to the event in order to organize supplies with PTA...

Stokes to propose solutions to Jackson’s water issue

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Jackson city councilman is asking the state or federal government to intervene in Jackson’s ongoing water crisis. Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes is asking for either state or federal help by placing Jackson’s water under a receivership until it’s in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Jackson salon gives away free haircuts to students

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – An annual tradition continues at Hair Explosion in Jackson. It’s been a tradition close to three decade. The owner and his team of 15 stylists provide free haircuts for children as they return to school. “This is something we look forward to each and...